One of the highlights of the USBC convention each year is seeing the presentation on Re-Creation USA, the group that entertains hospitalized veterans and others on behalf of the Bowlers for Veterans charity.

It’s something I was only dimly aware of before seeing the amazing presentation for the first time in 2011.

It’s hard to describe the good work done by this group of young people until you see the reactions of those who made great sacrifices defending our freedom: There is no doubt this is one of the worthiest charities bowling is involved in.

So it’s with great sadness that I pass on a report from Bowlers Journal International that the trailer transporting the musical equipment and costumes for Re-Creation USA was stolen. The damaged truck was recovered in Texas, but most of the equipment and costumes were vandalized or gone, BJI said.

The worst part is that the insurance doesn’t cover all the losses or put the troop back in business in a timely fashion, BJI said, so contributions will be a key.

To contribute, write to BVL, 11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 800, Fairfax, VA. 22030.

If you aren’t much aware of BVL, BJI also reported that:

“BVL was awarded the 2012 top-rated seal from Great Non-Profits, a leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review and share information about non-profits. The award comes at the same time the Federal Times recognized BVL as one of the best military, family and veterans service charities. These two new feathers in BVL’s cap go on top of its recent renewal as one of “America’s Best Charities,” an honor bestowed on only about 2% of America’s charities.”

Reprinted with permission of BJI and Jeff Richgels